However, I stumbled over a document titled HP VMware ESXi 5.0 U1 Customized Image Release Notes for March 2012 that is apparently available since March 16th. That means that the release of this customized image is imminent. Here are some highlights from the release notes:
- Support for the new HP Gen8 servers incl. support for the new Agentless Management Service
- Installation conflict of HP WBEM providers and Emulex CIM providers resolved
- Now includes the hpacucli utility (so you no longer need the workaround of running the Linux version of this tool that I described earlier).
I will update this post once the new HP Customized ESXi 5.0 U1 Image is finally published.
Update (2012-03-27): The HP VMware ESXi 5.0 U1 Customized Image is now available for download!